“Sinatra: The Chairman” Book Giveaway (via Twitter November 30 thru January 2)

“Sinatra: The Chairman” Book Giveaway!
Qualifying Entry Task for TWITTER Contest

Happy to say  it’s time for our next giveaway! CMH will be giving away TEN copies of Sinatra: The Chairman via TWITTER, courtesy of  Doubleday and author James Kaplan, from November 30 through January 2. (plus TWO more copies via Facebook, details to follow on Wednesday).

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this Twitter contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, January 2 at 10PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick two winners on five different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.

  • December 5: Two Winners
  • December 12: Two Winners
  • December 19: Two Winners
  • December 26: Two Winners
  • January 2: Two Winners

We will announce each week’s winner(s) on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub, the day after each winner is picked at 10PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winners on Sunday December 6th at 10PM EST on Twitter.

If you’re also on Facebook, please feel free to visit us at Classic Movie Hub on Facebook for additional giveaways — because we’ll be giving away TWO MORE copies there as well!

Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan


ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, January 2 at 1oPM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

What is one of your favorite Sinatra movies and why? 

2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message*:
Just entered to win the “Sinatra: The Chairman” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @doubledaypub & author @jckaplan

*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.


About the Book: Just in time for the Chairman’s centennial, the endlessly absorbing sequel to James Kaplan’s bestselling Frank: The Voice —finally the definitive biography that Frank Sinatra, justly termed “The Entertainer of the Century,” deserves and requires. Like Peter Guralnick on Elvis, Kaplan goes behind the legend to give us the man in full, in his many guises and aspects: peerless singer, (sometimes) powerful actor, business mogul, tireless lover, and associate of the powerful and infamous.

About the Author: James Kaplan has been writing about people and ideas in business and popular culture, as well as notable fiction (Best American Short Stories), for over three decades. His essays and reviews, as well as more than a hundred major profiles of figures, have appeared in many magazines including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and New York. His novels include Pearl’s Progress and Two Guys from Verona: A Novel of Suburbia, a New York Times Notable Book for 1998. His nonfiction works include The Airport,You Cannot Be Serious (co-authored with John McEnroe),Dean and Me: A Love Story (with Jerry Lewis), and the first volume of his definitive biography of Frank Sinatra, Frank: The Voice. He lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife and three sons.


Click here for the full contest rules and more details about the titles we’ll be giving away. 

Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase it on amazon via the below link (click on image):

Good Luck!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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33 Responses to “Sinatra: The Chairman” Book Giveaway (via Twitter November 30 thru January 2)

  1. Carl says:

    I really enjoyed his performance as Angelo Maggio in From Here to Eternity. It was Sinatra’s most concentrated effort to be taken seriously as an actor and pretty successfully too. Thanks

  2. Chris Teel says:

    Suddenly. It took courage to take that role, especially early in his film career. During the Cold War playing a presidential assassin could have carried a stigma with it, but he really sank his teeth into it.

  3. Don Effenberger says:

    “Manchurian Candidate.” Amazing movie, with Frank at the center of unraveling the assassination plot, surrounded by an all-star ensemble cast.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Don, I haven’t seen your tweet yet… please ensure you tweet so that you can be officially entered. Thanks!

  4. Rodolfo Ruiz says:

    I don´t have a favorite Sinatra movie, there’s just too many great one´s. But if I were forced to pick one it would be the 1958 classic “Some Came Running”. It´s a great film, it´s well acted all around. Sinatra is sharp, funny, grim and at his best and there is this wonderful chemistry between him and Dean Martin´s character Bama. Shirley MacLain gives an awesome performance as well. This is a wonderful film.

  5. Alicia Sowa says:

    My all time favorite Sinatra movie is “On the Town.” The chemistry between Sinatra and Kelly is uncanny! Everything from the singing to the dancing, Sinatra can do it all! A true talent, a true legend. He can do no wrong.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Alicia, I haven’t seen your tweet yet… if you’ve already tweeted, please let me know… if not, please ensure you tweet so that you can be officially entered. Thanks!

  6. Pudyqat says:

    I liked Von Ryan’s Express the most.
    And I tweeted:

  7. veronica davies says:

    FS wins me over in all his movies! I have a very soft spot for the short film he made called “The House I Live In” from the forties. He sings so sweetly and the message is a good one about tolerance that is still relevant today.
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  8. Brooklyn says:

    how can one choose? “The First Deadly Sin” is my favourite – it’s actually the first movie I’ve ever seen Sinatra act in and kicked off the obsession with his films. I love Sinatra’s character and his endless devotion to his ailing wife, the end of that movie broke my heart. I’ll watch it again and again.

    Ps- I know only US entrants are allowed but can’t blame me for trying.

  9. Sinatra had a very long career and a very interesting life, but of his film anthology, I’d have to say my favorite is “The Manchurian Candidate”, which has also been quoted as being Frank’s favorite out of his own film career. The film was released in 1962 and even though it’s been remade, I still believe that it holds the title for better film with great performances from Frank and his co-stars, Angela Lansbury and Laurence Harvey. It was the film that brought about the feasibility of a possible sleeper-agent assassin into American consciousness, which further brought about controversy in the correlation between President Kennedy’s assassination with many conspiracy theorists. All in all, an interesting film and a classic among his repertoire.

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  11. Jennifer Donohue says:

    I would have to say my favorite is Oceans 11 (with the Manchurian Candidate a second). It was quintessential “Rat Pack.” Sinatra oozed confidence, swag and bravado. He was the man men wanted to be, and the man women wanted to be with.

  12. Lisa Adams says:

    I love so many Sinatra films but I will say Ocean’s 11 is my favorite. The first Rat Pack movie with a fabulous cast that keeps you laughing and smiling all the way to that ‘Oh no!’ final scene. I can watch it over and over again.

  13. Adriana says:

    I’d have to say Miracle of the Bells. I first watched it as a kid when I barely knew who Frank Sinatra was thanks to my dad and his love for the films he grew up with. Sure, he technically had better films and performances but I still love his Father Paul.

  14. Sanjanaa says:

    Whenever I have to choose my favorite movie starring whatever actor, I tend to choose the first one I saw them in. The first film I saw Frank Sinatra in was “Anchors Aweigh,” which I initially watched because of Gene Kelly, who is probably my all time favorite actor. However, it was not long into the film before I fell in love with Frank. While “On The Town” is easily the better liked of the three films the actors did together, I feel that “Anchors Aweigh” best shows off what Frank Sinatra could do. He has some spectacular solos in the film, as well as great duets with Gene Kelly. He does a wonderful job playing the innocent, naive boy becoming a man, and it is much different than the suave characters he plays later in his career. The film, even though it drags a bit sometimes, is very easy to follow, and there are so many musical numbers to look forward too, especially any of Frank’s solos.

  15. Dorothy Winnett says:

    Definitely another tough one but I would pick “Manchurian candidate “

  16. Jill says:

    I love High Society, because Frank is in perfect form and I love seeing the interplay between Bing Crosby and Sinatra, the old guard and the new. (this is just one of my faves. there are too many favorites to mention here)

  17. M.T. Fisher says:

    To me, his best movie is far and away THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE. Everyone is on top of their game, and it’s far and away Sinatra’s best performance. Laurence Harvey is magnificent, and should have been nominated, but 1962 had so many great performances! I thank God every time I watch this my mother isn’t like Angela Lansbury’s character!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi, I haven’t seen your tweet yet. Please remember to send the tweet so that you can officially enter. Thanks!

  18. Rhonda says:

    The Manchurian candidate a brilliant chilling performance.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Rhonda, I haven’t seen your tweet yet. Please let me know when you are able to tweet the qualifying tweet. If you don’t have twitter, please let me know as well. Thanks!

  19. Annmarie Gatti says:

    This is on behalf of Aurora whose answer wouldn’t post…

    It’s a tie between The Manchurian Candidate and On the Town…

  20. Annette says:

    Probably High Society. I love the byplay between Sinatra and Crosby, and the flirtation between Sinatra and Kelly. The musical numbers are unforgettable, especially Frank and Bing on Cole Porter’s “Well Did You Evah!”

  21. Briana M says:

    I guess it’d make sense that I’d pick one of Frank Sinatra’s more well-known movies as compared to other movies of his that show more of what he had to offer as being a great actor, but I guess shouldn’t stop me, with my favorite being “Pal Joey.” I love the pairings of Frank with Rica Haworth and Kim Novak. It seems like they’re all opposites but I love the chemistry. And the fact that “Joey” is a womanizer but turns into the kind of guy you want him to be in the end, makes me so happy. Here I thought he’d be with Rita, opening up Chez Joey but then he changes as he falls for Kim not making her go through a strip tease and embarrassing herself. I can imagine what she was going through and the happiness she must’ve felt when she realizes how Joey cares and they end up together in the end, as it should be. <3

  22. ross says:

    My favorite Sinatra film is Some Came Running. Partly because it was directed by Vincente Minnelli, and I’m a fan of that director. It’s a very fine, complex, deep performance by Frank, that rivals that of any fine actor. Considering Frank didn’t study acting, he was a really excellent dramatic actor. He also had a great personality onscreen and I think Some Came Running is one of the best examples of it.

  23. Meghan Kiernan says:

    Definitely High Society! Seeing Frank, Bing, Gene Kelly, and even Louis Armstrong is such a pleasure and makes me miss those outstanding performers!

  24. Noah Gordon says:

    I would say that Ocean’s 11 is my favorite Sinatra movie. From here to eternity is also great.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Noah, Please remember to tweet the qualifying tweet so you can officially be entered — before 5PM EST today Sunday. OR comment here that you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

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